The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility: Domestic undergraduate students going into their second year or above with a physical disability only. Applicants must also demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $10,000 for one year of study only at Macquarie University (non deferrable). There are two scholarships available.


Applications are now closed for 2019.

Applicants must be enrolled in any undergraduate degree at the University and have successfully completed at least one year of study, studying a minimum of two subjects per a semester.

The Scholarship is available to students with a physical disability only, demonstrated through formal diagnosis and eligibility for a Disability Support Benefit where appropriate. Examples of such conditions may include but are not limited to visual or hearing impairment, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis¸ respiratory or heart disorders.

Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

At least one scholarship will be available to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student with a physical disability and able to meet all other criteria.  Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be studying as a Commonwealth supported student.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust have assisted tens of thousands of Australians in need and crisis since it was established in 1912.

These particular scholarships are funded through a generous bequest from the late Judy Lennox. She herself had a severe physical disability but her parents were determined to ensure she had access to education, experience the opportunity of travel and be able to obtain her driver’s licence to allow her to live as independently as possible. While Judy was very well provided for she also understood that this may not be the case for many people with a physical disability. The establishment of The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for students with a physical disability aims to ensure that a student with a diagnosed physical disability and the absence of money does not stand in the way of an individual’s ability to achieve their maximum potential through tertiary study.

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